SP Tickets Finding Their Way

December 13, 2013

SP Tickets is new to the industry in 2013. The Growth, thanks to all the support from our customers, has been incredible. We started a Facebook Page and have 178 Likes already with 70+ Engaged. What SP Tickets is trying to do and needs help is finding their way. What do SP Tickets Customers want??? How do we reach out to all ages? SP Tickets uses the phrase “Where Tickets are Sold and Memories are Made.”
What started out as just a few season tickets to a few college football teams has grown. We are continually adding more and more Premium Seats to events that are in demand.

Concerts! Concerts! Concerts! Wow have you ever looked and tried to figure out how many artist there are preforming at venues all across North America? You would have to have Mark Cuban money to try and please everyone… SP Tickets, thanks to our Marketing Expert Nathan, has decided to take the approach slowly. Don’t over buy to a single event. See what works and what doesn’t.

Now the positive thing is that SP Tickets is a Full Broker Service Selling Tickets on the Secondary Market. SP Ticket have tickets to offer for literally every event you can imagine on our website http://www.sptickets.com. There are some good deals out there too. Right now you can go to select Big 12 Basketball games cheaper than a High School Basketball game at http://www.sptickets.com.

Concerts SP Tickets has Tickets for: BCS Bowl Tickets: Big 12 Tournament Texas Rangers Baseball
Adam Lambert Fiesta Bowl
Young The Giant Cotton Bowl
Willie Nelson
Dwight Yoakam
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The true History of Kansas Jayhawks: Civil War Era

Though most often referring to a mythical bird of Kansas today, utilized as the University of Kansas’ mascot, and often applied to anyone from Kansas, Jayhawkers were very real during the Kansas-Missouri Border War and continuing into the Civil War.

The term was first known to have been used in 1849 by a group of California bound travelers passing through Kansas who called themselves Jayhawkers. The term was thought have been inspired by a cross between a hawk and a blue jay, taking on the predatory habits of the former, and the noisy nature of the blue jay. By the 1850s, the term was widely accepted in the region as anyone from Kansas. When the new territory was opened for settlement in 1854 and flooded by both anti-slavery advocates and pro-slavery residents, mostly from Missouri, tensions were immediate between the opposing factions, which soon led to the Kansas-Missouri Border War, often referred to as “Bleeding Kansas” in the years prior to the Civil War.

Today, the “Jayhawk” is the official mascot of the
University of Kansas.
As tension mounted between the two groups, a number of skirmishes and battles occurred between the two factions, with the anti-slavery proponents referred to as Jayhawkers, and the pro-slavery advocates referred to as Bushwhackers or Border Ruffians.

The battles between the Jayhawkers and Bushwhackers continued even after Kansas was declared a “Free-State” and into the Civil War. By this time, the term was so well-known that many Confederates referred to any Kansas troops as Jayhawkers, but this was not the case. The true Jayhawkers were guerilla fighters that were often undisciplined, unprincipled, thieving and murderous. Because of their ruthless ways and tendency towards theft, the term “Jayhawking” became widely used as a synonym for stealing, and the term “Jayhawk” itself, was also used as an epithet for any marauder, robber, or thief.

Liking the tough image the term conveyed, Kansas soldiers continued to use the term and members of the Seventh Kansas regiment, commanded by Colonel Charles R. Jennison, were widely known as Jayhawkers. Jennison’s troops, who wore red breeches, were also referred to as “Redlegs.” Other prominent Jayhawkers of the time were renowned politician, James H. Lane who commanded what was known as “Lane’s Brigade,” and Daniel R. Anthony, an ardent abolitionist and the brother of suffragette Susan B. Anthony. In many cases, true Jayhawkers and Redlegs refused to join units officially sanctioned by the U.S. Army; however, guerrillas on both sides of the Missouri-Kansas border achieved some measure of legitimacy through sanction from the Federal and Confederate governments.

During the Civil War, Jayhawker bands invaded Missouri, often committing some of the most notorious atrocities of the conflict including the Sacking of Osceola on September 23, 1861, led by James H. Lane, in which the entire town was set aflame and at least nine male residents were killed.

Two years later, when William Quantrill attacked Lawrence, Kansas in August, 1863 in what has become known as the Lawrence Massacre, Confederate guerillas could be heard shouting, “Remember Osceola!” Though Lane was in residence in Lawrence at the time, he was able to escape the attack by racing through a cornfield in his nightshirt.

After Lane’s attack on Osceola, these Jayhawker bands began to receive much criticism from the Union leaders and they were “reigned in.” As the Civil War continued and the Jayhawk raids diminished, the ruffian image gave way to patriotic symbol and Kansas Governor Charles Robinson raised a regiment called the Independent Mounted Kansas Jayhawks. By the end of the war, Jayhawks were synonymous with the impassioned people who made Kansas a Free-State.

In 1886, the mythical bird “appeared” in a cheer during a University of Kansas athletic event — the famous Rock Chalk chant. Later it was adopted as the school’s mascot.

Today the term is applied to Kansas natives and as the University of Kansas’ mascot.